Customer specific standard products manufacturer QuickLogic Corp. (News - Alert) said that its RGB-split technology with its unique display signal splitting architecture has been system verified and is ready for adoption into the next generation of foldable tablet computers and smartphones.
According to QuickLogic, a foldable smartphone or tablet offers the advantage of multiple independent displays, separated by a hinge, with which users can simultaneously interact and view. As display content is shared across multiple displays, foldable systems allow a much larger effective display size without the increased physical size inherent in a larger single display system, noted the developer.
Since display data must be split across multiple screens, foldable systems present a unique challenge to system designers, requiring synchronization of multiple video paths, explained QuickLogic. Typical application processors used in smartphones and tablets may only have a single display output, or dual outputs that are not synchronized, added QuickLogic. The company’s RGB-split technology, implemented as part of a CSSP silicon solution, allows the single incoming display signal from the processor to be split into two, three or even more displays without the need for expensive custom silicon and processor-intensive software, asserted the maker.
In a statement, Paul Karazuba, senior product marketing manager for QuickLogic said, “The usability advantages of foldable tablets and smartphones are substantial. However, system design has always been extremely complicated when dealing with splitting and synchronizing display signals.”
He added, “QuickLogic’s RGB-split technology enables designers to easily adopt the ‘foldable’ multiple display model into traditional system architectures with a minimum of effort, speeding time to market.”
QuickLogic said that it’s RGB-split technology is available as part of the ArcticLink II VX2 and VX4 platforms.
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Edited by Jennifer Russell